by Lori Selke
Why Are There No Women in Black?
by Sylvia Kelso
Mary Shelley, a young banker's son, and William, an excessively tall man with a "lividly hued visage, watery eyes, and blackened lips within a straggling beard," pit their wits and derring-do against Lord Byron, master of steampunk technology, and his thuggish minions.
edited by L. Timmel Duchamp$18.00 (trade paperback)
Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries from Across the Known Multiverse is an anthology of short fictions by Nisi Shawl, Anna Tambour, Lucy Sussex, Mark Rich, and others. Ever wonder who that frequent addressee of Anglophone Nineteenth-century narrators, “Dear Reader,” really was? Or about the true story on which Edgar Allan Poe based his melodramatic “Fall of the House of Usher"? Missing Links and Secret Histories elucidates these and other mysteries (some admittedly occasionally obscure). It even includes excerpts from lost or suppressed manuscripts scholars have not even suspected exist, such as “The V Manuscript” written by the Marquis de Sade in 1783 while imprisoned in the Chateau de Vincennes.
Big Mama Stories collects five edgy, satirical tales of wily tricksters for the 21st century. In “Big Green Mama Falls in Love,” Big Green Mama duplicates herself and discovers just how life-threatening a Big-Mama-sized case of love can be while the skwork learn that one cannot train a microbe to be patriotic. In “Big Red Mama in Time and Morris, Minnesota,” Big Red Mama gets pissed off when she discovers the Cretaceous has been invaded by an obnoxious human who has stolen a time-machine—and decides that some information probably shouldn’t be free, particularly since as a group, humans underestimated the damage they did and rarely took responsibility for anything. On the basis of these stories, the one thing you can say for sure is that Big Mamas' lives are never dull.
by Tanith Lee$18.00 (trade paperback)
Lee's powerful science fiction collection assembles 12 tales published
between 1979 and 2011, plus two originals. All of them showcase her strong,
entertaining, and often gorgeous writing... This is a solid grouping of stories that
deserves a broad audience.
edited by Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl$20.00 (trade paperback)
“This noteworthy anthology—published by a feminist small press in memory of
Butler, an African-American science-fiction author—consists of a
wide-ranging selection of sometimes-dense scholarly essays, highly readable
reminiscences and personal essays, poems, correspondence, photographs, and
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